Stratasys Names Extreme Redesign Contest Top 10 Finalists
& REHOVOT, Israel, Mar 15, 2013 - Stratasys Ltd , a leading manufacturer of 3D
printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, today
announced the finalists for its ninth annual Extreme
Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The global contest encourages students to
submit an innovative product design, a redesign of an existing product, or an
original work of art or architecture.
As a new incentive this year, college category finalists will have their designs
reviewed for a possible licensing agreement and commercialization by a major
manufacturer in partnership with online inventor community, Edison
Nation, which operates the hit TV show, Everyday
The contest includes the categories of middle school and high school
engineering, college engineering, and art & architecture. Besides being
contenders for scholarship prize money, the top ten finalists in each of the
three categories will receive a 3D printed model of their design.
A list of the finalists and their school names can be found at: ER
From the ten finalists in each category, a panel of independent judges from
industry will select the winners. This year's judges are Patrick Gannon, RP+M
division of Thogus, Todd Grimm, TAGrimm & Associates, and Ian Kovacevich,
Enventys. Stratasys will award scholarships in the amount of $2,500 for first
place winners and $1,000 for second and third place winners. Instructors of the
three first-place student winners will receive a tablet PC for use in the
Designs are awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and
aesthetics. Each submission is required to be a sound mechanical design; be
realistic and achievable and include a clear written description of the design.
This year’s contest also features the award category, ‘Engineering a Difference’
in which students compete for a bonus prize. Students whose designs are aimed at
solving a great societal challenge will have a chance to win a $250 gift card.
For video, photos, and descriptions of previous winning designs,
Redesign 3D Printing Challenge
For contest rules and regulations, visit
Rules & Regulations
About Stratasys Inc
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive manufacturing machines
for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the
brands Mojo, uPrint and Dimension 3D Printers and Fortus Production 3D Printers.
The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital-manufacturing service for
prototypes and production parts. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3D printer maker
Solidscape Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2012, Stratasys had a 41.5 percent
market share in 2011, and has been the unit market leader for the tenth
consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused Deposition Modeling
(FDM) process. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial
thermoplastics. The company holds 380 granted or pending additive manufacturing
patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense,
automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture,
and consumer-product industries.
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